Category Archives: Strength & Conditioning Research Questions

February Strength & Conditioning Research Questions

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Strength & Conditioning, Power and Hypertrophy

  1. Can battling ropes be used to develop aerobic fitness?
  2. Is volume-based overload in plyometric training effective?
  3. Is resisted sprint training better than traditional sprint training in trained athletes?
  4. Does the bilateral force deficit affect volume during resistance training?
  5. Do vertical and horizontal plyometric training programs lead to different results?
  6. How does resistance training affect repeated sprint performance in athletes?
  7. Does hamstring-specific resistance training improve sprint ability in soccer athletes?
  8. Can kettlebells be used to develop aerobic fitness?
  9. Does medicine ball training improve throwing velocity in handball athletes?
  10. How do strength and size change over time in American Football players?
  11. Is volume-matched rest-pause superior to conventional resistance training?
  12. Do high loads lead to greater hypertrophy than low loads?

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January Strength & Conditioning Research Questions

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Strength & Conditioning, Power and Hypertrophy

  1. How should we program exercise with blood flow restriction (BFR)?
  2. Can low‑load resistance exercise cause muscle swelling with and without BFR?
  3. Is follicular- or luteal phase-based strength training better for women?
  4. Does one bout of eccentric exercise lead to changes in local blood flow?
  5. Does high-intensity exercise training alter the acute growth hormone response?
  6. Can high-intensity stretching alter muscle fascicle length?
  7. Do unilateral, bilateral and combined plyometrics cause different training adaptations?
  8. Does strength training improve time trial ability in cyclists?
  9. Can mental fatigue impair intermittent running performance?
  10. Is rotational mobility associated with throwing velocity?

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December Strength & Conditioning Research Questions

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Strength & Conditioning, Power and Hypertrophy

  1. Does eccentric-only training cause more hypertrophy than standard resistance-training in elderly men?
  2. Does high-volume cause more hypertrophy than low-volume resistance-training in postmenopausal women?
  3. Which type of training is best for improving athletic qualities in young females?
  4. What determines sprinting performance in elite rugby union and league players?
  5. What determines sprinting performance in highly-trained youth soccer players?
  6. Which are best for improving agility: multidirectional sprints or small-sided games?
  7. How are jumping, sprinting and agility related in soccer players?
  8. Is 9.58 seconds for 100m approaching the limits of human performance?
  9. Do elite endurance runners improve VO2-max over a year?
  10. Do post-activation potentiation drills increase performance in collegiate athletes?

Biomechanics & Motor Control

  1. Do rest intervals between stretches increase range of motion?
  2. Are the negative effects of stretching on force production related to flexibility?
  3. Can stretching reduce subsequent eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage?
  4. Does preferential eccentric hamstring fatigue occur following simulated soccer?
  5. At what muscle lengths does peak activation of the hamstrings occur in sprinting?
  6. How do machine-based and elastic-resistance-based knee flexion exercises differ?
  7. Do the hamstrings primarily perform hip extension or knee flexion?
  8. Can muscle architecture predict jumping and sprint running performance?
  9. Does muscle activity change with relative load in the jump squat?
  10. Can muscle architecture predict treadmill sprint running performance?
  11. Does footwear affect squat depth?
  12. Does muscle activity differ between split squats and standard squats?
  13. Does increasing load increase activation of the shoulder muscles during press-up variations?
  14. How does shoulder rotation angle affect muscle activation during press-ups?

Anatomy, Physiology & Nutrition

  1. Can the distribution of daily protein intake affect muscular hypertrophy?
  2. Do protein supplements increase hypertrophy in elderly people performing resistance training?
  3. What is the molecular basis for load-induced muscular hypertrophy?
  4. Is the acute satellite cell response related to long-term muscular hypertrophy?
  5. How common is Vitamin D inadequacy in athletes?
  6. What do we know about Vitamin D and athletic performance?
  7. Does caffeine ingestion force production similarly in upper- and lower-body muscles?
  8. Have anabolic steroids been detected in bodybuilding dietary supplements?
  9. Does estrogen affect neuromuscular function in postmenopausal women?
  10. How variable is biceps femoris aponeurosis size?
  11. What is the driver of the Kenyan distance-running phenomenon?

Physical therapy & rehabilitation

  1. Do FMS scores differ between males and females?
  2. Do FMS scores changes over a season in athletes?
  3. Do foam rolling and stretching have additive effects?
  4. Does self-myofascial release reduce physical stress?
  5. Are core stability exercises effective for low back pain in athletes?
  6. Is aerobic exercise effective for chronic low back pain?
  7. Are hip- or knee-strengthening interventions more effective for patellofemoral pain?
  8. What are the movement characteristics of patients with posterior pelvic pain?
  9. How do patients view the use of placebos in pain management?
  10. Are smartphone apps reliable for measuring joint range-of-motion?
  11. Are yoga poses effective for scoliosis?
  12. Does hamstring activity differ between muscles in the prone leg curl?
  13. Is neurodynamic sliding technique effective for increasing hamstring flexibility?
  14. Are glucocorticoids associated with healing responses in human rotator cuff tendon?
  15. Does muscle activity alter in scapular posterior tilt exercise after pectoralis minor stretching?

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November Strength & Conditioning Research Questions

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Strength & Conditioning, Power and Hypertrophy

  1. Does resistance-training improve track sprinting?
  2. Which training method is best for sprinting?
  3. Can brief, infrequent resistance exercise improve strength?
  4. Does pre-exhausting the biceps brachii muscle affect front lat pull-down performance?
  5. Is tri-set better than multiple-set training for strength in trained females?
  6. Are short rest periods better than long rest periods for strength in elderly males?
  7. Is circuit or hypertrophy training best for strength in obese elderly females?
  8. Can low-load BFR training produce equal gains to heavy-load training?
  9. Can deadlifting increase vertical jump performance?
  10. Does stretching compromise strength gains in trained females?
  11. Which rugby league is best?
  12. Should the bilateral force deficit inform exercise selection?
  13. Are sub-maximal or maximal relative loads best for strength?
  14. Can elastic resistance bands be used to create a PAP effect?

Biomechanics & Motor Control

  1. How does muscle activity differ between squats and split squats?
  2. How does muscle activity differ between squats and weighted sled pushes?
  3. Is there a sticking region in squats?
  4. How does expertise affect force application in the blocks in sprinting?
  5. Is the Nordic hamstring lower a good field-assessment of eccentric hamstring strength?
  6. Are the hamstring muscles at greatest risk in early stance or late swing?
  7. Which are the best bodyweight hamstrings exercises?
  8. How does eccentric 1RM relate to concentric 1RM?
  9. How do vertical and horizontal jumps correlate with sprinting?
  10. What does the piriformis really do?
  11. Does muscle activity in the medial and lateral latissimus dorsi differ between exercises?
  12. Do muscle activity in the proximal and distal rectus femoris differ between joint angles?
  13. Does greater lower-body stiffness mean better athletic performance?

Anatomy, physiology & nutrition

  1. Does caffeine supplementation increase energy used during exercise?
  2. Does resistance-training reduce urinary formaldehyde caused by creatine supplementation?
  3. How much protein do older adults need to maintain muscle mass?
  4. Is bariatric surgery or exercise plus diet better for maintaining muscle mass?
  5. Does interval training intensity affect energy intake in obese men?
  6. Does dehydration cause muscle cramps?
  7. Can prebiotic and probiotic supplements reduce fat gain?
  8. Do satellite cells increase after training in men with low testosterone?
  9. Does regional hypertrophy occur medially-to-laterally in the vastus lateralis?
  10. Why do people have unscientific beliefs about nutrition?
  11. How does acute exercise affect the right ventricle of the heart?
  12. How might blood-flow restriction (BFR) resistance training cause hypertrophy?

Physical therapy & rehabilitation

  1. Does hip angle affect gluteus medius muscle activity in the clamshell and side-lying hip abduction?
  2. Does walking with wide steps increase gluteus medius muscle activity?
  3. Do lateral and standard elliptical machines involve similar gluteus medius muscle activity?
  4. Which test is best for the strength of each subdivision of the gluteus medius?
  5. Can isometric hip abduction help increase gluteus maximus muscle activity during glute bridges?
  6. Is greater gluteus maximus muscle activity during single-leg hops associated with better function post-ACL repair?
  7. Does muscle architecture change during eccentric training for tendinopathy?
  8. Can vibration therapy help reduce DOMS after eccentric exercise?
  9. Can the FMS predict injuries in coast guard cadets?
  10. Can the FMS predict injuries in Division I athletes?
  11. Is the CSCS credential useful for the physical therapist?

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